Firm Profile > KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law > Moscow, Russia

KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law
3RD FLOOR, 4/5 BAKER PLAZA
68/70 BUTYRSKIY VAL STR.
127055 MOSCOW
Russia

Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 2

KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law) stands out in the market through its focus on litigation, particularly in the retail, industrial manufacturing, energy and insurance sectors. Managing partner Andrey Korelskiy leads the practice and is a key adviser to clients involved in bankruptcy-related contentious matters; Ilya Dedkovskiy is also a noteworthy practitioner for insolvency litigation. Anna Grishchenkova is praised as 'a personable and knowledgeable litigator'.

Practice head(s):

Andrey Korelskiy

Testimonials

A unique team of highly professional lawyers and attorneys

The team is very focused on the needs of the client and treats every client as if they are the most important one. All our problems have always been solved efficiently and quickly, since lawyers work around the clock to help.

Strong experts in the sphere of criminal law; the team is special due to its creative approach, quick daily communication with the client, and its efficiency in bringing results.

A true star in litigation, Andrey Korelskiy knows how to manage a team effectively, as he is a strong and motivated lawyer himself.

Anna Grishchenkova has vast experience in handling wide range of disputes; she is a personable and knowledgeable litigator.

Key clients

Codest

Moscow Exchange

Fosun

Novartis Group

UTair Aviation JSC

Krasnaya Presnya

Inditex

Hines

Intellectual property Tier 2

At KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law), practice head Elena Buranova handles transactional and contentious IP, with a focus on  the enforcement of trade mark rights. She also advises on the commercialisation of IP and regulatory issues arising in the areas of advertising, personal data and unfair competition. Associate Maxim Tabolo primarily focuses on non-contentious IP, with trade mark filing and portfolio management being key areas of activity.

Practice head(s):

Elena Buranova

Testimonials

‘The team is knowledgeable in various aspects of IP law and extremely responsive to inquiries. They provide excellent value for money and always give clear and practical advice. Another asset is their really strong team work.’

‘Practice head Elena Buranova demonstrates a solution-based approach, looks two steps ahead and delivers advice quickly.’

‘Maxim Tabolo is very caring and good at trade mark matters.’

‘Maxim Tabolo is a pleasure to work with – he is always ready for the most complex tasks and provides us with the best possible results every time. He makes sure that every step he takes on behalf of the client suits both the business strategy and the strategy of the legal case.’

Key clients

Diavita Limited

Game Insight Holdings

Gleener Inc

Hendel

Karl Storz

Lidskoe Pivo

MNFST Technologies

Paulig

Competition Tier 3

KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law)’s practice stands out for contentious antitrust issues, and the team is also strong in providing competition compliance advice. Practice head Ilya Ischuk and senior associate Julia Kirpikova are key figures in the team, who have notable sector-specific expertise in the financial services, energy, retail and manufacturing industries.

Practice head(s):

Ilya Ischuk

Testimonials

A rare mix of professionalism, intellect, and a thorough understanding of the industry

We value the team’s timely responses and well-considered legal advice. Back-office support is also wonderful.

Practice head Ilya Ischuk is truly a master of competition law. He is always up-to-date with all the forthcoming changes in legislation, and suggests correct and customized business solutions perfectly suitable to our business.

Senior associate Julia Kirpikova is very responsible and easy-going.

Key clients

Lidskoe Pivo

Mosregionlift

Paulig

Energoprom

Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation Tier 3

Led by Anna Grishchenkova, the arbitration department at KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law) acts for clients in international commercial arbitration. The team is also increasingly instructed in arbitration proceedings in the London Court of International Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce, and International Commercial Arbitration Court. Associate Natalia Kisliakova is another key name in the team.

Practice head(s):

Anna Grishchenkova

Testimonials

Highly skilled, reliable, friendly and always available to react to clients’ queries – the team provides excellent advice and achieves great results.

The team works very well even under tight deadlines. It is exceptionally hardworking and very commercial in its approach.

The team is efficient in international arbitral proceedings, also due to experience of Anna Grishchenkova as arbitrator.

A rising legal star, Anna Grishchenkova is a highly knowledgeable partner who understands the law and is great at determining a suitable course of action. Anna is pragmatic and extremely commercial without losing any technical excellence. She does not waste a client’s time and is highly responsive.

Anna Grishchenkova has an engaging attitude, charisma and is a highly respected individual on the Russian market.

Natalia Kisliakova has a strong academic background which helps her to structure the argumentation in a very convincing manner.

Key clients

Arkadiy Fosman

Miratorg Agribusiness Holding

Rosgosstrakh

Codest International

Norvik Banka

Real estate and construction Tier 3

KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law) attracts praise for its property litigation expertise, which is an area of specialism for practice head Sergey Popov. The team also provides non-contentious advice on the day-to-day activities of its domestic and international clients. Associates Julia Usacheva and Sergey Ilin are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Sergey Popov

Testimonials

What sets the team apart is its thorough understanding of the current situation in the industry, as well as its ability to make prompt and precise suggestions to solve a problem.

To our mind, KIAP is one of the most reliable and transparent firms on the market, which also has valuable professional experience. The team specialises in litigation in the real estate industry, which is an area in which we really appreciated its professionalism.

Sergey Popov is truly an outstanding real estate lawyer, who is very thorough and has extremely good knowledge of the field.

Associate Sergey Ilin is a very clever and capable associate with a strong mind and a swift reaction.

‘Associate Julia Usacheva is a helpful and highly qualified specialist in the sphere of property litigation.

Key clients

Decathlon

Okey

Fosun

Globus

Inditex Group

Tvoe

Codest

Mvideo

Aurum Investment

Hines

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law) focuses on insolvency dispute resolution; team members also have significant experience representing clients before the Supreme Court of Arbitration of Russia. Newly appointed practice head Ilya Dedkovskiy specialises in disputes concerning the withdrawal of bankrupt companies’ assets, and cases alleging the liability of directors and shareholders for the company’s debts.

Practice head(s):

Ilya Dedkovskiy

Testimonials

The bankruptcy practice of KIAP is focused on cases concerning the liability of the management of a bankrupt company and handling challenging restructuring issues. Lawyers have extensive experience in such cases. They always demonstrated creativity in defending our legal position and showed an ability to work under tight deadlines.

Ilya Dedkovskiy always offers creative solutions to non-standard legal problems. He is well aware of the economic component of the business of his clients. It is pleasant to work with him – he is always in contact, quickly responds to requests, and his recommendations are clear.

Key clients

Rockwool

National Clearing Centre

Boku Network Services AG

Codest

Rizzani de Eccher

Tax Tier 3

KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law) assists Russian and foreign companies with contentious and non-contentious tax matters including disputes against the tax authorities, tax compliance and due diligence work, and tax planning mandates. The team's sector expertise encompasses the manufacturing, metals, oil and gas, and financial services industries. Certified tax adviser and highly praised department head Andrey Zuykov has expanded the department’s client portfolio.

Practice head(s):

Andrey Zuykov

Testimonials

A great tax practice with a really strong team of professionals. This firm stands above the rest as it sees solutions where other lawyers see problems. High level of service, excellent client focus, unmatched in terms of industry knowledge.

I have always found the team to be professional and competent, providing practical and pragmatic legal advice.

A rare mix of high professionalism, intellect and modesty — this can be said about every lawyer at KIAP.

Andrey Zuykov is able to deal with the largest and most complex cases and quickly propose constructive business-oriented solutions; Andrey is also great at providing his competent opinion on potential commercial risks and complications.

For tax-related issues, we work with Andrey Zuykov. Andrey always goes above and beyond our expectations, he is very caring and polite, and always provides very good legal advice.

We value the ability of Andrey Zuykov to explain risks in a simple way and to find sustainable solutions.

Key clients

Sharp

TCC Retail Marketing

Karl Storz

Globus

nVent

Russian Export Center JSC

Palma Group

Primula

White-collar crime Tier 3

The practice at KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law) focuses on tax, financial and corporate crimes, and is particularly adept at handling investigations and compliance matters. Konstantin Astafiev leads the department, which also fields senior associate Dmitry Kalinichenko as a noteworthy figure.

Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow Tier 4

KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law) has a focus on high-value M&A deals and is increasingly instructed by clients on transactions in the construction industry. Led by Anton Samokhvalov, the team also works closely with other teams in the firm on mandates arising at the junction of corporate law and taxation, antitrust, banking and finance regulation and IP issues.

Practice head(s):

Anton Samokhvalov

Testimonials

It is impressive how quickly KIAP manages to get into an issue and turn things around for the client. The lawyers keep clients up to date on key changes to the law and are on top of risks associated with our business.

Anton Samokhvalov is one of the standout lawyers on the Russian market who has invaluable experience coupled with commercial knowledge; Anton also has great negotiation skills.

Key clients

Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex

SNC Lavalin

SMNM-Veco

Atol

TMT Tier 4

KIAP (Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law) primarily handles data protection and general commercial issues, particularly those involving cloud-based platforms. Julia Kirpikova's expertise also covers transactions connected with e-commerce, cryptocurrencies and software.

Practice head(s):

Julia Kirpikova

Testimonials

‘In my opinion KIAP is one of the most reputable Russian law firms on the market. When you engage KIAP for any matter, you can be sure that the legal opinion, agreement or court documents will be on a par with the standards of a top international law firm for a fair price. They are not afraid of unknown issues and keep up with progress in the industry.’

‘Julia Kirpikova is a highly qualified professional with considerable experience in general commercial and telecoms issues. She provides us with clear and business-oriented advice which significantly simplifies our decision making.’

Key clients

Huawei

The firm

KIAP, Attorneys at Law, offers its clients the full range of the legal services most often required by today’s businesses. Headquartered in Moscow, the firm covers issues of Russian and foreign legislation, as well as representation of client companies in their interactions with the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the Russian government.

Areas of practice

Dispute resolution: KIAP’s core practice is strong in aiding litigations in retail, industrial production, insurance and energy sectors. According to results of Best Lawyers 2020 KIAP was recognized as the law firm of the year in the field of litigation. The practice is also recommended by Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Legal 500 EMEA, as well as by Russian Pravo.Ru 300, Kommersant ranking and Pravo-300 “Sympathy rating”.

International commercial arbitration: recommended by Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, The Legal 500 EMEA and Best Lawyers, as well as by Russian rankings Pravo.Ru-300, Kommersant ranking, Pravo-300 “Sympathy rating”. The practice represents clients’ interests in international commercial arbitration in Russia and abroad, as well as before Russian courts in matters involving recognition and enforcement of international commercial arbitration awards, provides consultations on arbitration agreements, its validity and enforceability, on facilitation of out-of-court settlements and on strategies for international commercial arbitration.

White-collar crime: the practice represents corporate and private clients in criminal proceedings under the matters related to the issues of financial nature or corrupt practices, provides coordination and implementation of internal corporate investigations with respect to potential offences, assists in business projects evaluation to verify compliance with criminal law, provides consultations concerning the laws targeting money laundering issues, bribery and corrupt practices as well as concerning compliance with prescribed procedures in those areas. The practice is recommended by Legal 500 EMEA, Russian Pravo.ru-300 and “Kommersant” legal directories.

Forensic. Legal inquiries: the team provides full range of legal services in legal forensics and inquiries such as examination of legal and financial discipline of managers in favor of shareholders, examination of third parties’ legal discipline in transactions, examination of staff in company business units including legal and financial discipline, as well as collection, analysis and legalization of body of evidence for Russian and international civil and commercial litigation, investigation into corporate frauds and other abuses by the company’s staff and business partners. The practice also advises other lawyers on complex legal cases (including criminal matters).

Intellectual property: the team represents its clients in the Patents Disputes Chamber, Arbitration tribunals, and General Jurisdiction Courts, provides consultations in all intellectual property issues and assists in registration of intellectual property rights. The practice is recommended by the international ratings Legal 500 EMEA and Chambers Europe, as well as by Russian Pravo.ru-300 and “Kommersant” legal directories. In 2020 the practice was first time ever recommended by the international ranking World Trademark Review 1000 in the field of Prosecution and Strategy. In 2019 the practice was marked by the ranking ‘Managing IP – IP Stars’ and was listed among the best law firms in Russia in Trade mark contentious work.

Antitrust and competition: the practice represents clients in litigation against antitrust authorities, provides support for antitrust investigations and proceedings, and advice on competition law. The practice is recommended by Legal 500 EMEA and Chambers Europe, as well as by Russia’s Pravo.Ru-300, Pravo-300 “Sympathy rating” and Kommersant rankings.

Government Procurement: legal support and disputes: in view of an increasing demand from KIAP clients for qualified assistance in government procurement area, especially in complex conflict situations, the new division “Government Procurement: legal support and disputes” has been launched within Antitrust practice in 2018. Headed by Maxim Buzin the division lawyers advise Clients on procurement compliance and represent their interests in courts and enforcement agencies in matters related to governmental and public procurement supervision, as well as contract execution.

Corporate and M&A: the team provides services in the area of corporate law and M&A, specializing in corporate structuring and maintenance of M&A transactions, advising on the development of operational structures for businesses, ownership and management structures by the group of companies, to name but three. The practice is recommended by international legal rankings Chambers Europe, Legal 500 EMEA, IFLR 1000, and by Russian Pravo-300 and Kommersant ratings.

Tax Practice: the practice represents clients during tax audits and resolves tax disputes in and out of court, provides services in tax structuring of assets and investments, as well as consulting on international taxation. The practice is recommended by the international ratings Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Europe and World Tax, Leaders League as well as the Russian Pravo.ru-300 and Kommersant ratings.

Customs and international trade: the practice excels in the areas of customs law, administrative and legal representation in disputes with customs authorities, and advice on the application of and compliance with the relevant legislation.

Real estate. Land. Construction: the practice advises clients before Russian courts in all matters relating to land and development law, and provides support for compliance with the pre-action protocols. The practice is recommended by Legal 500 EMEA, Pravo.Ru 300 legal rankings and Pravo-300 “Sympathy rating”.

Bankruptcy: the practice represents lenders in relation to insolvency officers, representing clients in arbitration courts, provides services in supporting the procedure of inclusion into the lenders’ registry, contesting illegal actions by insolvency officers and debtors invalid transactions. The practice is recommended by Chambers Europe (Restructuring/Insolvency: Litigation, Band 4), Legal 500 EMEA and IFLR 1000 international legal rankings, Russia’s Pravo.Ru-300 and Kommersant rankings.

Banking and finance: the firm specializes in capital markets, credit, securitisation, structured and project finance and financial instruments. The practice is recommended by the international ratings Legal 500 EMEA, IFLR 1000, as well as the Russian Pravo.ru-300 legal directory, Pravo-300 “Sympathy rating” and Kommersant ranking.

Commercial Practice: the practice provides consulting services to clients in the sphere of doing business in Russia, during legal inspections, as well as if there is a need to develop the system of new contractual links and bringing the Company’s internal regulations into correspondence with new realities of Russian economy. Besides the basic services, additional areas of activity include consulting the clients in the sphere of e-commerce and electronic payment systems, development and analysis of the documents governing sales promotion, legal support in the sphere of personal and confidential data protection, and legal assistance in the sphere of licensing of certain types of activities and environmental regulation. Recommended by the Legal 500 EMEA 2019 international legal directory, as well as by Russian “Kommersant” rating.

Employment Practice: the practice provides services in sports law, dispute resolution, and legal representation of employees and employers in court, representing clients in disputes with trade union involvement and companies in labor disputes with top management. The Practice is recommended by the international rating Legal 500 EMEA, as well as the Russian Pravo.ru-300, Pravo-300 “Sympathy rating” and “Kommersant’ ratings.

Insurance Practice: among legal support of disputes, main directions of the practice include legal consulting services in respect of a more wide range of issues related to insurance and reinsurance, tariffs and policies, legal examination of internal procedures, scoring and insurance products in the interests of insurers, professional associations of insurers, as well as insured persons, companies and state institutions. The practice is recommended by the Russian legal directories Pravo-300 and “Kommersant”.

Administrative Practice: specializes in protecting clients in administrative offence cases, resolution of disputes with the state and municipal authorities, advises on administrative law and procedure, supports in inspections carried out within the framework of state and municipal control.

Additional information:

Social Responsibility

KIAP, Attorneys at Law, is a modern law firm with a socially oriented mission. We want to make our Russian legal world a better place: we strive to make our contribution to the development of philanthropy in the Russian legal market, as well as to support its unification to work together for the benefit of the country’s legal system. KIAP lawyers are successfully engaged in teaching activities at the law departments of the country’s leading universities. We also support major educational programs and competitions. Our lawyers write books that become bestsellers. Our major projects and activities:

  • International Charity Legal Run
  • Legal Chess Tournament
  • Charity program “Lawyers for Kids”
  • Education and teaching activities
  • Pro bono
  • Corporate Gifts with Social Implications
Department Name Email Telephone
Dispute resolution Andrey Korelskiy ak@kiaplaw.ru
International commercial arbitration Anna Grishchenkova ag@kiaplaw.ru
White-collar crime Konstantin Astafiev ka@kiaplaw.ru
Forensic. Legal enquiries Konstantin Astafiev ka@kiaplaw.ru
Intellectual property Elena Buranova e.buranova@kiaplaw.ru
Antitrust and competition Ilya Ischuk ii@kiaplaw.ru
Government Procurement: legal support and disputes Maxim Buzin m.buzin@kiaplaw.ru
Bankruptcy Practice Ilya Dedkovskiy id@kiaplaw.ru
Administrative Practice Alexey Sizov a.sizov@kiaplaw.ru
Corporate and M&A Anton Samokhvalov a.samokhvalov@kiaplaw.ru
Real estate. Land. Construction Sergey Popov s.popov@kiaplaw.ru
Tax Practice Andrey Zuykov az@kiaplaw.ru
Banking and finance Roman Suslov r.suslov@kiaplaw.ru
Commercial Practice Julia Kirpikova jk@kiaplaw.ru
Insurance Practice Dmitry Shnaydman d.shnaydman@kiaplaw.ru
Employment Practice Konstantin Astafiev ka@kiaplaw.ru
Customs and international trade Alexey Sizov a.sizov@kiaplaw.ru
Investment Practice James Friedlander jf@kiaplaw.ru
Photo Name Position Profile
 Konstantin Astafiev  photo Konstantin Astafiev Attorney at law, partner and one of the co-founders of KIAP
 Elena Buranova  photo Elena Buranova Partner of IP Practice, Russian registered Trademark attorney.
 Maxim Buzin  photo Maxim Buzin Head of division “Government Procurement: legal support and disputes”
 Ilya Dedkovskiy  photo Ilya Dedkovskiy Head of Bankruptcy practice, Attorney at law
 James Friedlander  photo James Friedlander Partner and Head of Investment practice
 Anna Grishchenkova  photo Anna Grishchenkova Partner, LL.M. in US Law, MCiarb
 Aleksey Gurin  photo Aleksey Gurin Associate
 Sergey Ilin  photo Sergey Ilin Associate
 Ilya Ischuk  photo Ilya Ischuk Lawyer, Ph.D, partner and co-founder of KIAP
 Dmitry Kalinichenko  photo Dmitry Kalinichenko Attorney at law, Senior Associate
 Olga Kascheeva  photo Olga Kascheeva Associate
 Julia Kirpikova  photo Julia Kirpikova Head of Commercial practice, Attorney at law
 Natalia Kisliakova  photo Natalia Kisliakova Senior Associate
 Andrey Korelskiy  photo Andrey Korelskiy Managing partner and founder of KIAP, Attorneys at Law.
 Evgeny Metla photo Evgeny Metla Associate
 Sergey Popov  photo Sergey Popov Head of Real Estate, Land and Construction practice
 Anton Samokhvalov  photo Anton Samokhvalov Partner of Corporate and M&A Practice
 Viacheslav Shmelev  photo Viacheslav Shmelev Associate
 Dmitry Shnaydman  photo Dmitry Shnaydman Partner and Head of the “Insurance” Practice
 Alexey Sizov  photo Alexey Sizov Partner, Attorney at law, Head of Administrative practice as well as Customs and…
 Anastasia Skovpen  photo Anastasia Skovpen Associate
 Ekaterina Spakhova  photo Ekaterina Spakhova Senior Associate in Corporate practice
 Stepan Sultanov  photo Stepan Sultanov Senior Associate, LL.M.
 Roman Suslov  photo Roman Suslov Head of Banking & Finance practice, Ph.D in Law
 Maxim Tabolo  photo Maxim Tabolo Associate
 Julia Usacheva  photo Julia Usacheva Senior Associate
 Evgeny Vasin photo Evgeny Vasin Associate
 Daniil Zherdev  photo Daniil Zherdev Associate
 Andrey Zuykov  photo Andrey Zuykov Partner, Head of KIAP Tax practice
Number of lawyers : 40
English
Russian
German
Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
The International Chamber of Commerce
International Bar Association
International Trademark Association
The Russian Arbitration Association
LawExchange International
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
The Harmonie Group
The Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES)

CLIENT: CLIENT: Head of legal

COMPANY/FIRM: Leader of finance service sector in Russia

TESTIMONIAL: This is a highly attuned team like orchestra, hardworking and solutions-focused. I follow Andrey Korelskiy and his team for the last 7 years. It is a team of savvy lawyers who work hard to achieve commercial outcomes. Extremely committed, highly effective and experienced. All the litigation practice can be absolutely recommendable.


 


CLIENT: Legal officer EMEA

COMPANY/FIRM: International Retail Chain

TESTIMONIAL: KIAP is a great example of a modern national law firm. Its name is synonymous with quality, business acumen and innovative approaches. All the team members are very skilled, incredibly bright and versatile with an excellent ability to always see the big picture and think about business targets. They never fear to be creative at challenging cases and always ready to continually negotiate rather than litigate. I like their commercial and practical approach to the cases they handle. They not only understand the legal part of the matter but also grasp the industry complexities.


 


CLIENT: Finance director

COMPANY/FIRM: International logistic company (TOP-5 in the world)

TESTIMONIAL: KIAP lawyers combine strong analytical skills with an intense motivation to move forward and resolve problems. Each member of this team has a good dedication and resolves complex cases quickly. They are efficient, persuasive and tenacious. They set a high quality standard for other firms and I know that many consider them among the best in the country.


 


CLIENT: Legal counsel

COMPANY/FIRM: Chemical holding

TESTIMONIAL: All of the lawyers I have worked with during these years are very classy litigators with superb legal skills, in-depth knowledge and client-friendly attitude.


 


CLIENT: CEO

COMPANY/FIRM: Venture company

TESTIMONIAL: KIAP is second to none. The more we instruct the firm, the less I worry about the next case’s outcome as they will do as much as it’s needed to succeed. Worth to note that they have a balanced system of business process coordination inside the firm – the team works like a clockwork, providing timely response, excellent follow up and professional advice.


 


CLIENT: Head of legal

COMPANY/FIRM: One of leaders of fashion world industry

TESTIMONIAL: What makes me a loyal KIAP client for over 6 years is their ability to make the law accessible to clients and creativeness in dealing with complex matters. I respect them for their business oriented approach and excellent skills to “read a situation”. This is a good advantage when the lawyer combines outstanding technical skills but at the same time is commercial and user friendly. Every lawyer is available at any time and provides detailed feedback. I always can expect to get prompt high-level advice. Another point which makes them different from other firms is their high level of industry knowledge.


 


CLIENT: Deputy of CEO (Legal and Corporate)

COMPANY/FIRM: Mining company

TESTIMONIAL: The Firm is very efficient in terms of finding workable commercial solutions quickly. They know legal, political and cultural specifics of the client’s business. The team stands out for its focus on strong business knowledge. They have a good style to work under tight timescales and always bring something unique to the project.


 


CLIENT: Head of legal

COMPANY/FIRM: IT company

TESTIMONIAL: KIAP is a top-level firm with deep experience and skill in dispute resolution and international arbitration. The service level is high, in particular in relation to industry knowledge, responsive approach to client objectives and strength in depth of the team. It strikes a good balance of legal and commercial skills. 


 


CLIENT: Head of legal

COMPANY/FIRM: Agriculture holding #1 in Russia

TESTIMONIAL: I am delighted to work with KIAP, it is a firm of the highest caliber mostly active in dispute resolution. They are flexible, commercially minded and demonstrate an excellent level of business intelligence and soundness of advice that others struggle to match. I appreciate their solid experience, good attention to detail, amazing energy and striking people skills.


 


CLIENT: Project manager (Legal and Corporate)

COMPANY/FIRM: Oil and Gas company

TESTIMONIAL: KIAP has an excellent reputation in the market with a first-class construction, insolvency and antitrust disputes practices. They are highly competent at designing creative dispute strategies, responsive and proactive. They are also one of the best firms for cases involving multi-faceted international disputes. KIAP lawyers always provide thorough advice and convincing recommendations. The team has incredible efficiency when it comes to complex matters and tight deadlines.





Diversity

At KIAP, we appreciate the importance of creating a work environment in which each member of the team can feel valued, included and empowered to offer great ideas and serve the needs of our diverse clients by providing better services. We are committed to building an open-minded company comprised of professionals of different backgrounds and diverse visions.

We welcome talented individuals from all religious affiliations, race, national origin, generation, gender, disability and military backgrounds.

We believe that diversity as a business imperative contributes to our innovation and success, keeping KIAP at the forefront of the Russian legal market.

Social responsibility/pro bono

At KIAP, we consider social responsibility as one of the key principles of our business activity. Being a cutting-edge law firm, we seek to contribute to the development of charity and philanthropy among Russian legal advisors, as well as to raise the level of legal awareness among the representatives of Russian civil society by providing free legal consultations.

We consider it to be our duty to encourage non-profit work of the law firm’s experts for the benefit of the public interest. No less than 5% of the annual working time of our lawyers is assigned to work according to the pro bono principle, and mainly involves free advice to citizens on the issues of civil, family, labour and housing law, as well as providing significant discounts to citizens and public organisations that, due to financial constraints, are not able to cover the full cost of highly professional legal assistance.

KIAP defended one of the largest importers of professional off-road tires in litigation with FCS

29 June 2020, Moscow, Russia - The dispute was related to the appeal of the decisions of the customs authority on the classification of goods according to the Foreign Economic Activity Commodity Nomenclature of the Customs Union (the FEACN of the CU).

Anna Grishchenkova is included into Panel of International Arbitrators of KCAB INTERNATIONAL

25 June 2020, Moscow, Russia - Anna Grishchenkova, Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration Partner of KIAP, Attorneys at Law, is included into Panel of International Arbitrators of the Korea Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB INTERNATIONAL), the main arbitration institution of the Republic of Korea.

KIAP defended the validity of the arbitration clause of the ICA of the ICC in the Russian court

19 June 2020, Moscow, Russia - The Principal of KIAP, Attorneys at Law, who appeared as a contractor, engaged a subcontractor to perform part of the work on the building site. The subcontractor performed the work improperly, so the contract with it was terminated and the subcontractor had to recover of losses to the Principal of KIAP.

KIAP defended the largest retailer of sporting goods in a dispute with the owner of shopping center

17 June 2020, Moscow, Russia - The Principal of KIAP, Attorneys at Law, a European company specializing in the development, production and retail of sports goods for more than seventy kinds of sports and being represented in most regions of Russia, decided to terminate the lease agreement for premises in a large regional shopping and entertainment center. The owner of the premises, having no intention of losing a major lessee and payer of rental payments, interpreting the provisions of the long-term lease agreement in its favor, first declared that it was impossible to terminate the agreement on a date comfortable for the Principal, and then charged the payments stipulated in the agreement in a repeatedly overstated amount.

KIAP and ICC Russia conducted a study “The Attitude of Financial Institutions to Arbitration”

24 July 2020, Moscow, Russia - On July 23, 2020, the Russian National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce - World Business Organization () presented the results of the  "The Attitude of Financial Institutions to Arbitration (Arbitration Proceedings)" (in Russian language), conducted jointly with KIAP in 2019-2020. The study was aimed to understand attitude of Russian banks and financial organizations toward arbitration.

The court ruling on the canceled car show came into force

12 August 2020, Moscow, Russia - On August 6, 2020, the Ninth Arbitration Court of Appeal upheld the ruling of the Moscow Arbitration Court, obliging a large Russian Insurer to pay insurance indemnity in the amount of more than 70 million rubles under the insurance policy of the business risk in favor of the Insured (the Principal of KIAP, Attorneys at Law).

KIAP defended a large manufacturer from the Republic of Belarus in three court instanstes

13 August 2020, Moscow, Russia - The distributor appealed to the Russian arbitration court with a demand to recover from the Belarusian company the discount on the contract not given to him. The total amount of the claims estimated 100 million rubles.

KIAP lawyers assisted the Client to release the demand guarantees in the amount of 10 mln rubles

14 August 2020, Moscow, Russia - KIAP lawyers represented the Client in a court dispute against a Bank arising out of first demand guarantees. The demand guarantees had been issued by the Bank to the benefit of the Client under the subcontract agreement. The counterparty of the Client did not perform its obligations under the subcontract agreement and refused to return an advance payment, to reimburse damages and to pay penalties. The Client presented the demands which the Bank refused to perform.

KIAP successfully represented “Lidskoe Pivo” at the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service

OJSC "Lidskoe Pivo" (ААТ "Лідскае Піва"), the Belarusian manufacturer of popular Lidski kvass (a traditional rye-bread drink), had become aware of a locally manufactured kvass distributed in the Russian market under the same brand name "Lidksi". Furthermore, the infringer used similar bottle label designs. To defend the Client’s rights, KIAP lawyers applied to the Russian antimonopoly authority (FAS).

Another construction dispute at ICC accomplished with a decision in favor of KIAP Principal

The International Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) ruled in favor of the Principal of KIAP, Attorneys at Law.

Comparison of Arbitration Rules of 8 most popular Arbitral Institutions from KIAP Lawyers

The global pandemic has shown that while state courts may be closed, proceedings in international arbitration still go on – all documents can be submitted electronically, arbitration hearings may be held online, arbitrators write decisions quicker than usual.

KIAP Partner Anna Grishchenkova included into the Task force of ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR

Anna Grishchenkova, KIAP Partner and Deputy Chairman of the ICC Russia Commission on Arbitration, joined the Task Force on "ADR and Arbitration" of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR.

KIAP lawyers secured the enforcement of the VIAC’s arbitral award in Italy during the lockdown

In March 2019 International Commercial Arbitration practice lawyers of KIAP won a litigation at Vienna International Arbitration Center, representing the interests of a Russian client against an Italian equipment manufacturer. The dispute was related to the return of the advance payment under the supply contract and compensation for losses caused by the early termination of the contract.

KIAP successfully settled the large loss of the Insured worth more than 70 million rubles

On March 5, 2020 the Moscow Arbitration Court ruled in favor of Insured (Principal of KIAP, Attorneys at Law) in a dispute with a major Russian insurer regarding the recovery under the insurance policy of the business risk.

Infographic on Staff Reduction in Russia by KIAP law firm

KIAP Employment practice has made an Infographic on Staff Reduction in Russia, which will help foreign companies better understand Russian Employment law.

KIAP has launched the Covid-19 Legal Helpdesk

Within this section KIAP practices offer special services related to Covid-19 and its impact on business. The first such product is  “Express testing of your insurance policies”, where lawyers on a pro bono basis analyze the client’s insurance policy in 24 hours.